Manny Ramirez apologizes to Sox traveling secretary for 2008 incident
As part of his return to Fenway, Manny Ramirez sought forgiveness for an ugly episode from his past.
On Wednesday night, Manny Ramirez was back in Fenway Park as part of 10-year gathering of the Red Sox 2004 championship team. He threw out the first pitch and answered questions about his new job as a minor-league player/coach in the Cubs' system. He also made time to apologize to someone he wronged very badly during his Red Sox days. Here's more from ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes:
[Ramirez] sought out Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick and apologized for the 2008 incident in Houston in which he flung the much older McCormick to the clubhouse floor in a dispute over tickets for that night's game.
"I went and spoke to Jack," Ramirez said. "I apologized to Jack. I told him, 'Jack, I want you to forgive me because it was my fault. I behaved bad here with everybody. I want you to forgive me.'"
Ramirez said McCormick, who was 64 at the time of the incident, accepted his apology, saying, "'Manny, thank you, I was waiting for that.'"
It's certainly belated, but it's good that Ramirez is finally apologizing for what was an unacceptable outburst.